We Need The Bomb by Scott Laudati

we turned on the tv
and they said, “we have
the bomb, they
have the bomb,
the one’s to the
north
and the west
have the bomb,
but now
THEY
are trying
to get
the bomb
and when they
do
the world will finally
go out
as it
came in-
the cataclysm of
fission and fusion
and all the fury
of a billion
years of anger,
the madness of good men,
and with their deaths
will go
the anger
as it gets brought
back
to the place-
wherever that
place is
that
anger comes from.

I was stoned enough
to be
afraid
but you sat with
me and drank
something made
for a
vacation
we never
went on
and you said,
“well,
we better get
the bomb before
they do.” And
you took me
to the bedroom. And
for the first time
you
were violent
and you
were terrifying
and the wall shook
and i
went
blind
with helpless orgasm.

i’m not sure what the
bomb
will look like
on the day all the leaders
get together
and decide to play
a big game
of dodgeball,
but
for the andromedans,
and the reptilians
watching
from the moon-
it’ll probably
look like
the earth
going
blind
with helpless orgasm.

Scott laudati
Scott Laudati is the author of Hawaiian Shirts In The Electric Chair (Kuboa Press). Visit him at http://www.scottlaudati or on instagram @scottlaudati
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